Women Team USA in the Lead
Team USA has a comfortable lead at half-time ahead of Sweden. Canada and Australia momentarily are in the medals round.
Sweden's Susanne Olsson, Kristina Nordenson, Christel Carlsson, Lena Sulkanen took off with a 865, but managed 689 and 753 in next to games only. They stay in second place overnight with a total score 2307. Hammering the high-game of the day - 869 - in lap 2 the U.S. team moved into pole position and chalked up 853 in game 3. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Leanne Hulsenberg, Tish Johnson, Lynda Barnes have a comfortabel lead of 182 pins - 2489.
Canada sits in third place - France Joubert, Laurie Griffith, Sharon Tataryn, Jill Friis scored 2234 beeing ahead of Australia's Robyn Flynn, Julie Harrison, Janet Baker, Jeanette Baker who put 2181 to the scoreboard. Merely 13 to 109 pins away from fourth place are the next sic countries: Columbia, Mexico, Japan, Norway, Germany and Finland.
With three more games to go Leanne Hulsenberg (3255) is now leading in all events ahead of Lynda Barnes (3205). Sweden's Lena Sulkanen (2966) is only 2 pins behind Finland's Reija Lundén (2968) who is third place. 5. Yumiko Yoshida (JPN) 2907, 6. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (USA) 2896, 7. Janne Monsen (NOR) 2894, 8. Bianca Völkl-Brand (GER) 2881.